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May 23, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Rejects Anti-Choice Nominees Britt Grant, Patrick Wyrick and Allen Winsor


For Immediate Release: May 23, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

Donald Trump has nominated numerous anti-choice judicial nominees, including Britt Grant to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Patrick Wyrick to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, and Allen Winsor to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. After the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of these three nominees, NARAL Pro-Choice America National Communications Director Kaylie Hanson Long issued the following statement:

 

“Donald Trump has consistently nominated individuals with extreme anti-choice views and histories of attacking reproductive rights, completely ignoring our judiciary’s critical role in upholding our basic freedoms. These nominees are no exception. We hope the Senate Judiciary Committee will do the right thing and halt the confirmation of these extreme ideologues. These nominees would shape our country for decades to come, which should greatly concern anyone who believes every woman deserves the right to make decisions about her life, body, and future.”

Britt Grant defended an extreme Georgia law that bans abortion without an adequate exception to protect women’s health or for cases in which the pregnancy was the result of rape or incest. She is also included on President Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees, a list of individuals Trump promised would overturn Roe v. Wade “automatically.”

Patrick Wyrick defended two Oklahoma laws that required physicians providing medication abortion to use an outdated method that is less safe and less effective than the current standard of care, and another that required women to undergo an ultrasound before receiving abortion care, even if not medically necessary and against her will. He is also included on President Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees, a list of individuals Trump promised would overturn Roe v. Wade “automatically.”

Allen Winsor defended a Florida law that requires women to wait 24 hours after receiving a state-mandated lecture before accessing abortion care and, in another case, filed an amicus brief in opposition to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive-coverage policy, the greatest advancement in reproductive healthcare in a generation.

To learn more about Grant, Wyrick, and Winsor’s anti-choice records, visit NARAL’s judicial nominees webpage.

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

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